Tribbles Vests

The trouble with these tribbles is deciding which retro vest to make! Vintage-inspired, with a contemporary attitude toward fabric, fit, and drape, these adorable no-sew vests are exceptionally fun to wear and jolly good canvases for playing with color. The body squares are interchangeable and have shared assembly instructions, so you can mix and match.

DESIGNER Doris Chan

FINISHED SIZE 28 (30, 32, 34, 36, 38, 40)” bust (with stretch to fit snugly with up to 4″ negative ease). Garments shown measure 30″ to fit up to 34″ bust, modeled with 2″ and 3″ negative ease.

YARN Valley Yarns Goshen (distributed by WEBS) (48% Peruvian cotton, 46% modal, 6% silk; 92 yd [84 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]):

For Granny Square vest: #12 lake (A), 2 (2, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4) skeins; #11 sage (B), 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3) skeins; #21 lemon drop (C), 1 (1, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3) skein(s); #14 colonial blue (D), 1 skein.

For Flower Motif vest: #14 colonial blue (A), 2 (2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5) skeins; #3390 persimmon (B), 1 (1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2) skein(s); #21 lemon drop (C), 1 (1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) skein(s); #11 sage (D), 1 skein.

For Four-Patch vest: #14 colonial blue, 1 (1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) skein(s); #3390 persimmon, 1 (1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) skein(s); #12 lake, 1 (1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) skein(s); #07 ginger, 1 (1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) skein(s); #15 navy, 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5) skeins.

HOOK Size I/9 (5.5 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

NOTIONS Yarn needle.

GAUGE 14 sts and 8 rows = 4″ in main body patt (alternating 1 sc row, 1 dc blo row); 3 rep = 3 1/4″ in granny st (3 dc, ch 1). To check your gauge, work body motif of your choice and use the checkpoint measurements listed at the end of each rnd.

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